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Encounter Travel is just for solo travellers.  Just because you're single or you don't have a travel buddy, you don't have to travel alone.

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Our group tours, cruises and resort packages for solo travellers are all about sharing the travel journey along the way. We are an Australian travel agency dedicated to creating group holidays for solo travellers to destinations around Australia and across the globe. We are 100% committed to creating amazing experiences for solo travellers and those seeking

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Best of Vietnam with Cambodia October 2017 Solo Travellers 45 Years & Over

Saturday 7 - Monday 23 October 2017 ex Australia

From the south to the north, visit all the major highlights of Vietnam


Thailand Highlights October 2017 Solo Travellers 30 to 49 Years

Saturday 14 - Saturday 28 October 2017 ex Australia

Small group touring of the highlights including airfares from Australia and a 3 night resort stay


Encounter Sri Lanka October 2017 Solo Travellers 45 Years & Over

Saturday 14 - Friday 28 October 2017 ex Colombo

A small group experience of this amazing country abundant in culture, history, beaches, tea plantations & warm hospitality.


Fiji Resort Escape 2017 Solo Travellers 45 years & over

Sunday 15 October - Saturday 21 October 2017

A deluxe 5 star resort hotel package at The Westin Denarau Resort & Spa


Highlights of Egypt & Jordan October 2017 Solo Travellers 40 yrs and over

Tuesday 24 October - Friday 10 November 2017

Discover the iconic wonders and history of Egypt & Jordan


New Zealand Highlights November 2017 Solo Travellers 55 Years & Over

Monday 06 November – Tuesday 21 November 2017

From Christchurch to Auckland, discover the highlights of the South and North Island of New Zealand


Fraser Island New Year's Eve 2017 Solo Travellers 30 to 49 years

Thursday 28 December 2017 - Tuesday 2 January 2018

A deluxe small group experience discovering Fraser Island


New Years Eve Cruise South Pacific 2017 Solo Travellers 40 years+

30 December 2017 - 13 January 2018

Celebrate onboard Voyager of the Seas, 8 nights cruising the South Pacific from Sydney.


Great Ocean Road Walk January 2018 Solo Travellers 40 years & over

Sunday 7 January – Wednesday 10 January 2018 (ex. Melbourne)

A small group, fully guided and accommodated walking tour


New Zealand Summer Adventure January 2018 Solo Travellers 30 to 49 Years

Sunday 7 January 2018 – Tuesday 16 January 2018

Discover the highlights of New Zealand's South Island on this small group tour.


Encounter Sri Lanka January 2018 Solo Travellers 45 Years & Over

Saturday 13 - Friday 26 January 2018 ex Colombo

A small group experience of this amazing country abundant in culture, history, beaches, tea plantations & warm hospitality.


Three Capes Walk Solo Travellers 40 years & over

Thursday 25 - Monday 29 January 2018

A small group walking trek discovering Tassie’s beautiful coastline


Japan Discovery March 2018 Solo Travellers 40 years & over

Sunday 10 March - Monday 26 March 2018 ex Australia

A small group, fully escorted tour to Discover Japan including fast train travel,


Antarctica & Atacama Desert Solo Travellers 45 Years & Over

Tuesday 13 March – Wednesday 4 April 2018 ex Australia

Go on this incredible expedition to Antarctica and the Atacama Desert


Southern Spain with Morocco APR 2018 Solos 45 Years & Over

Tuesday 17 April - Wednesday 9 May 2018 ex Australia

Discover Southern Spain and experience exotic Morocco


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Read More Moscow to Prague for Solo Travellers

Next available departure, May 2018. A fabulous itinerary with a leisurely pace with almost every destination having 2 or 3 nights of stay. It's all the top highlights of Eastern Europe.

Read More Great Ocean Road Walk

A beautiful time of year to be walking the Great Ocean Road. Popular trip.... final places   

Read More Looking for a Trekking Adventure?

Out now, a small group, unique trekking experience of Nepal's Annapurna range, including Chitwan National Park

Read More Canada Tour & Alaska Cruise - Wow!

Canada Tour featuring the Rocky Mountaineer Train & Alaska Cruise is on again in 2018. This is a superb holiday with the perfect mix between land touring to enjoy the highlights of the West of Canada and a 7 night cruise onboard Radiance of the Seas with Royal Caribbean. 

Read More Scandinavia Summer Tour 2018

Details for our annual Highlights of Scandinavia with Norwegian Fjords Cruise, August 2018, due out September 2017. Cruise on Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas and tour from Sweden to Finland then onto Norway before cruising out of Copenhagen.


Take advantage of great savings when you choose to share a room. Our roommate matching option means you can take advantage of the twin share room rate.

Age-matched holidays

All our trips are age-matched so it's more likely you will travel with other like-minded single travellers. Popular age groups include 40 to 59 years and 45 years & over.


Red Centre Discovery

June 2017

<p>'My holiday to the Red Centre was a very humbling experience.  This holiday exceeded all my expectations.  Being my first holiday as a solo traveller I was apprehensive, now I have had the experience I recommend it.'</p>
Sue, 51
Kyogle, NSW
Discover Greece & The Islands

May 2017

<p>'My holiday to Greece exceeded my expectations. I learnt so much about the amazing ancient history of Greece, and it was as beautiful as I had imagined.There were a great mix of couples and singles on the tour and we all got on so well.'</p>
Kerrie, 52
Bali Resort Escape

June 2017

<p>'This was my first travelling solo experience, Justine &amp; the team at Encounter made it so easy. I don't have doubts about recommending this to anyone.'</p>
Gwen, 56
Bali Resort Escape

June 2017

<p>'My second Encounter tour, and the common thread is that you're with a group of people, of a similar age, who are all looking to enjoy their holiday. Makes for a good dynamic.'</p>
Mark, 55
Red Centre Discovery

June 2017

<p>'This trip was such a great adventure. The tour guide was absolutely brilliant and informative. The whole group got along famously even though there was a large age range! It was certainly one of the best experiences I've ever had!'</p>
Lisa, 45
Coolum Beach, QLD
Bali Resort Escape

June 2017

<p>'Great holiday with a lovely group of people in a fantastic resort!!'</p>
Gail, 44
Red Centre Discovery

June 2017

<p>'Fantastic, well organised tour with a great group of people. Highly recommend Encounter Travel.'</p>
Deb, 55
Wamberal, NSW
Bali Resort Escape

June 2017

<p>'I was a bit nervous about doing this, having never travelled solo, but I'm so pleased I went! The Bali escape was outstanding, so well organised, wonderful location and a really lovely group of people. I'm definitely going to be booking an Encounter holiday again. '</p>
Susan, 48
Auckland, New Zealand
Moscow to Prague

May 2017

<p>'Not only was my holiday great value for money, it was well organised and thoroughly enjoyable.  A lovely group of fellow travellers made it an experience I will treasure forever.'</p>
Michelle, 53
Bali Resort Escape

June 2017

<p>'Thoroughly enjoyable experience! Exactly what I needed!!'</p>
Andrea, 43

First Timers

First time to join a solo travel group? For a lot of our travellers it's their first time. You'll find our groups friendly and sociable.

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Sydney MeetUp Group. Join Us.

We have a Meet Up group for Sydney Solo Travellers. Held in the evenings, usually drinks and dinner, Sydney city location.

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Encounter Travel provides holidays for solo travellers. Since 2006 we've been creating tour, cruise and resort packages for solo travellers that like to share their travel experiences. Visiting destinations across Australia and around the globe our holidays include short tropical escapes, leisurely touring, cruises and active walking trips.   

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